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Is this a common phrase? A google search found only 6 pages using this exact phrase. What do you think of this phrase?

What about "time solves everything?"

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If this were physics.stackexchange.com... – Nick Bedford Mar 29 '11 at 3:20
Asking if something is common or popular may not be entirely on-topic for this site. – MrHen Mar 29 '11 at 3:25
Maybe I should delete this post then. – language hacker Mar 29 '11 at 6:46
up vote 3 down vote accepted

It's not so common that I've ever heard it before, but on the other hand its meaning seems clear enough; I certainly wouldn't be shy about using it if the situation seemed to call for it.

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"Time heals everything" - or originally "Time heals all wounds" (chaucer) is probably more common

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